We hope you will join us on Sunday evening for another in the series of local Sunstone events. This week, D’Arcy Benincosa, MA, educational psychology, will be presenting on The LDS Purity Myth.
Date: Sunday 25 October
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Community of Christ Sanctuary
2747 East 3460 South
Salt Lake City
NOTE: This is a different location than originally announced.
DESCRIPTION: The LDS Church has long advocated virginity and sexual abstinence until marriage. Has virginity become a type of cult? This paper will also explore the connection between chastity and pornography for both men and women. What happens when a woman’s primary value is sexual, through motherhood, wifedom, and chastity? Is there a way to defend your sexuality, take control of it, without breaking the commandments set forth? How should young women be taught about sex? What should they be taught about their bodies? How should single women live their lives without being nuns and burying sexual desires?